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Thordon Bearings appoints Technical Director


Industry

October 11, 2021
By Maryam Farag


Industries

Tony Hamilton (left), and Michael Skrzypczak (right).
Photo: Thordon Bearings.

Thordon Bearings has appointed Anthony Hamilton as its new Technical Director.

Reporting directly to CEO Anna Galoni, Hamilton will lead the Burlington-headquartered company’s engineering, CAD, and New Product Development teams.

“We are delighted to welcome Tony to the Thordon family as we look to strengthen the company’s product portfolio in existing and new markets,” said Galoni. “Tony is a seasoned solutions-based leader having held senior technical positions in the marine, power, nuclear and manufacturing industries over the past 30 years.”

Tony spent 10 years at Siemens AG in Hamilton, Ontario, then worked in the nuclear industry with Atomic Energy of Canada and Kinectrics Inc.

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He subsequently established the engineering consultancy Sthenos Consulting, working with clients that included the Royal Canadian Navy and Irving Shipbuilding.

“I am excited to join Thordon Bearings and look forward to working with the senior management team in driving forward the company’s technical innovations agenda across existing and new marine and industrial markets.” said Hamilton.

In addition to Hamilton’s appointment, Michael Skrzypczak has been selected to oversee the company’s Global Service & Support (GSS) division, as part of the company-wide restructure.

“For more than 20 years Skrzypczak has been visiting Thordon Bearings as Lloyd’s Register’s Senior Surveyor in the Ontario region so he is very familiar with our manufacturing, designs and quality control processes,” said Galoni. “Michael’s understanding and experience with marine systems and shaft bearings will be an invaluable asset to the Thordon GSS network, which has expanded in recent years to cover more than 100 key ports, and shipbuilding and repair hubs around the world. The GSS teams operate 24/7 to faciliate all our customers’ bearing installation, commissioning and servicing needs.”